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Philip Blenkinsop

EU to start allowing in outside travellers from July

05 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union will not fully open internal borders before the end of June, meaning restrictions on travel to and from other countries will only start easing in July, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-EU to start allowing in outside travellers from July

05 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS, June 5 The European Union will not fully open internal borders before the end of June, meaning restrictions on travel to and from other countries will only start easing in July, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said on Friday.

A million beers await drinkers as Europe's bars reopen

04 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS/COPENHAGEN As bars across Europe gradually reopen, up to a million free or pre-paid beers are waiting to lure back wary consumers.

Easing Europe confident of avoiding coronavirus lockdown sequel

25 May 2020

BRUSSELS/WARSAW Armed with mass testing and tracing capabilities, a growing number of European countries are expressing confidence that they can avoid a return to economically-devastating coronavirus lockdowns.

Wanted: New head of WTO. Must thrive under global pressure and conflict

21 May 2020

GENEVA/BRUSSELS Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, steep recession, intensifying U.S-China tensions and rising protectionism, the WTO needs to name a leader. Only the resilient should apply.

RPT-Temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

18 May 2020

* Belgium study shows a fifth of workers on scheme could lose jobs

Temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

17 May 2020

BRUSSELS Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they help industries that rebound quickly.

WTO chief Roberto Azevedo to depart a year early

15 May 2020

GENEVA/BRUSSELS World Trade Organization head Roberto Azevedo will step down a year earlier than planned in August, he said on Thursday, in a surprise move as the trade body struggles to rein in global tensions and coordinate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU pushes to reopen borders for summer tourism amidst coronavirus

14 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union on Wednesday pushed to reopen internal borders and restart travel, although the prospects of reviving tourism ahead of the summer season were mixed as public fears over health and safety weigh heavily during the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

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